Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate

By Dave Pinwell 15th June 2018 Tech News 128
Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate

Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate  If, like me, you do a lot of web browsing and visit a large number of sites, you will probably have encountered a high level of ‘cookie consent’ pop-ups in the past month. This is, of course, a result of the GDPR legislation. Cookies allow website providers to…

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Face-ing Up To Falling Numbers

By Dave Pinwell 8th June 2018 Facebook, Tech News 136
Face-ing Up To Falling Numbers

Face-ing Up To Falling Numbers Signs of decline in Facebook use are coming thick and fast. A recent report from Edison Research into social media usage showed that the number of Facebook users in the USA had fallen back to 2015 levels. This was the latest issue of an annual study into use by Americans…

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Battle Royole Set To Decide Where We Get Cinema Experience

By Dave Pinwell 5th June 2018 Tech News 136
Battle Royole Set To Decide Where We Get Cinema Experience

Battle Royole Set To Decide Where We Get Cinema Experience  Change is afoot, but which direction is cinema going in? Will new super-comfortable multiplexes win out or personal film theatres for us to wear on our heads? The plush new Everyman cinemas in The Mailbox and at Bell Court in Stratford with their wide armchairs…

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Uber Customers Get Set For Wheely Good Choice

By Dave Pinwell 30th May 2018 Tech News 162
Uber Customers Get Set For Wheely Good Choice

Uber Customers Get Set For Wheely Good Choice  The smartphone driven, gig economy giant of the urban roads, Uber, is diversifying on two wheels. Just last month, it bought about 15,000 electric bikes. It freewheeled into this new market by snapping up the bike sharing start up, jump, and its operations in 40 cities. Uber…

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Healthier Gizmo Deployment May Spark Obsession

By Dave Pinwell 18th May 2018 Google, Tech News 240
Healthier Gizmo Deployment May Spark Obsession

Healthier Gizmo Deployment May Spark Obsession  A sudden interest in our health and wellbeing emerged as a key theme of last week’s Google developer conference and caused a mixed reaction. The annual bash for partner organisation boffins was used to announce a new Google Wellbeing toolset to encourage people to make less use of their…

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TSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of Data

By Dave Pinwell 11th May 2018 Tech News 359
TSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of Data

TSB Calamity Gives Pause For Thought On Storage Of Data  It was a time bomb that ticked for three years – late last month, it blew! You do not need to search hard on the Internet to find warnings by experts in 2015, to the Spanish bank Sabadell. These predicted that transferring TSB from the…

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Early Adopters Like New Gmail

By Dave Pinwell 4th May 2018 Google, Tech News 384
Early Adopters Like New Gmail

Early Adopters Like New Gmail  Google has released a new look for its web browser version of Gmail and early adopters are impressed. It will not appear automatically, at least for the time being, so users will need to switch to it. This can be done by opening the Inbox, going into settings and clicking…

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Doctor’s Advice Just A Click Away

By Dave Pinwell 30th April 2018 Tech News 254
Doctor’s Advice Just A Click Away

Doctor’s Advice Just A Click Away  Face-to-face online consultations with NHS registered GPs have been available via apps such as Babylon, Push Doctor and Now GP for a while. These are chargeable and allow those who can afford it, and unable to obtain a convenient appointment at their own surgery, to have a quick consultation…

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New Cat Phone Is One For Hard Hats

By Dave Pinwell 23rd April 2018 Tech News 226
New Cat Phone Is One For Hard Hats

New Cat Phone Is One For Hard Hats  Unless you work in construction, agriculture or heavy industry, there is a good chance of not being aware that Caterpillar, the giant of heavy duty tractor and truck manufacture, also makes mobile phones. They entered the market in 2013 and currently have a range of five phones,…

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Opportunity To Get Connected May Be Delayed

By Dave Pinwell 23rd April 2018 Tech News 214
Opportunity To Get Connected May Be Delayed

Opportunity To Get Connected May Be Delayed  Last month’s first pedestrian death by driverless car will have pushed back the imminence of the autonomous vehicle. Meanwhile, however, connected cars are forging ahead apace. Dublin based Cubic Telecom, one of the leaders in the field, recently announced that the worldwide population of cars using its software…

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